A geek is someone who is not necessarily an intellect, but someone who is an avid collector of something and someone who has a obsessive interest in a subject or state of being. For example, a "Trekkie" is someone obsessed with the Star Terk franchise and at times may even identify one's self as a person or character from the show. Or someone obsessed with Facebook is a social networking addict. A person who has a large collection of comic books or anime DVDs is a geek by definition. The term geek in some circles was at one time considered at derogatory term and is now considered to be a term of endearment. Geeks also tend to look more nerdy than actual nerds do.
I considered myself definitely both a nerd and a geek, but I'm more nerdy than geeky if that makes any sense. I'm definitely socially awkward and cannot look people in the eye when I speak to them. I'm pretty smart I think, but not whiz kid or anything. I also have an obsession with blogging (obviously) and I have been known to collect many things including geeky items like comic books, sports cards, and tons of DVD movies. I don't identify necessarily with a character on a TV show or a movie. But I've fantasized about becoming one (I would totally trade places with Sookie Stackhouse if given the opportunity).
Anywho. I know these definitions may not jive with everyone, but I was reading up on this and had no idea of the distinction between the two. What are your thoughts? Are you a nerd or a geek? Or are you both like me?